Conference Day One

Conference Day One – Wednesday 23 November


Go to Conference Day Two

Go to Pre-Conference Learning Sessions

08:15 | Registration and welcome coffee

08:50 | Opening remarks from the chair

OOnagh ChanSenior Consultant, Media Technology and Production

INSPIRATIONAL MORNING: Leveraging inspiration to advance your career

09:00 | OPENING KEYNOTE PRESENTATION: Embracing challenges and change in the workplace

  • Re-designing your beliefs and perspectives around what makes an effective leader to reflect ever growing skills
  • Learning how culture transformation supports teams to embrace challenges and change
  • Keep on keeping on – managing setbacks and maintaining a flexible and persistent attitude towards your goals

Beverley McGarvey, Chief Content Officer, Network Ten

09:40 | KEYNOTE SESSION: How I leverage my career and seek meaningful inspiration to support professional growth

  • Building meaningful relationships by aligning your personal values with your career goals
  • Making the most of your relationships with mentor and mentees
  • Pinpointing your own personality and values before planning your career goals
  • Defining the unique skills and capabilities that women can bring to bear in media
  • Achieving successful career pathways by remaining loyal to your core values and beliefs

Marina Go, Non-executive director, Autosports Group, Chair, Wests Tigers, and Director of The Walkley Foundation

10:20 | Morning tea

10:50 | Key tips to help you reaching successful career outcomes in the competitive media world

  • Sharing my daily inspiration that helps me make a real difference
  • Overcoming challenges on career progression in the media industry
  • Encouraging the team to develop creativity, intuition, integrity, commitment and confidence to help them deliver results
  • Building the skills demanded for senior management roles in the Australian media landscape

Jane Huxley, Managing Director, ANZ, Pandora Internet Radio

How industry trends are contributing to the future of women in leadership

11:25 | Building meaningful leadership skills and abilities by aligning personal values with career objectives

  • Identifying the key challenges and opportunities for your career progression in media roles
  • Clarifying your professional objectives and using them to harness your career plan
  • Investing in upskilling and expansion of behaviors and strategic capabilities to increase opportunities professional advancement
  • How to build a meaningful network that can support your professional growth

Fiona Lang, Chief Operating Officer, BBC Worldwide

12:00 | Networking lunch

13:00 | An overview of the evolution and the future of women in leadership from a social science perspective

  • Examining some of the social, economic and community contexts in which emerging leaders work and implications of ethical practice
  • The value of staying current and effective in constantly evolving environments
  • How these changes can be an opportunity for emerging leaders to play a key role
  • Considering the perception of ‘double standards’ of any type in any industry and achieving professional fulfilment

Margaret Alston, Professor, Monash University and Director, GLASS (Gender, Leadership and Social Sustainability) Research Unit

13:30 | PANEL DISCUSSION: Facilitating career progression by taking advantage of diversity as a strategy to stay ahead of competition

  • How can media professionals reposition themselves to stay up-to-date in a constantly evolving industry?
  • Is it time to look out of the box and invest in an inclusive culture as a competitive advantage for the business?
  • What are the benefits of diversity and how it can actually help your organisation stay ahead of industry fluctuations?
  • How can thought leaders help women define and develop the skills demanded for leadership roles and enhance opportunities for career advancement?

Panel moderator:
OOnagh Chan, 
Senior Consultant, Media Technology and Production

Leisa Sadler,
General Manager, Disney Channels AU and NZ, The Walt Disney Company
Clare O’NeilDirector, Corporate Affairs, SBS
Donna Reid, Director Content Services, Foxtel
Rosalind Tregurtha, HR Director, Fairfax Media

Creating an outstanding team by encouraging rising starts to ascend the media ladder

14:15 | ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION: The importance of encouraging media rising stars

This interactive 45 minute moderated roundtable discussion will mastermind the importance of cheering emerging leaders to get on an expedition to a challenging – yet treasuring – career in media. During this session, participants will be divided into groups. The moderator will pose questions to the groups to discuss their thoughts on their table. After the group discussion, the moderator will turn to the tables for their responses.

Key discussion points:

  • What are some of the biggest draw-cards the media industry can offer our future leaders and brightest talent?
  • How are we supporting those marvellous in the middle people, those in mid-level positions, to rise up the ranks to senior leadership positions?
  • In 2016, what do you think are some of the most successful and effective career pathways for people to reach their full potential and lead?

Yasmin Quemard, Senior Creative, Ensemble Australia and Leader, She Says Australia

15:00 | Afternoon tea

15:30 | CASE STUDY: How SBS is transforming its brand and employee experience to win the war for talent

  • Responding to the challenges of increased competition for talent in the media market
  • Understanding how to leverage your organisations unique point of difference as an employer
  • How diversity and inclusion can be the beating heart of your attraction and retention strategies

Stig Bell, Head of Talent, People & Culture, SBS Corporation

16:00 | PANEL DISCUSSION: Developing the competencies to do business with international partners in challenging cultures

  • Considering the challenges and opportunities offered by growing regional players – and how to achieve specific skills to enable business
  • Embracing diversity and finding the right people for the right job to achieve business excellence
  • Building an inclusive environment to attract and retain great diversity within your team and organisation
  • Assessing the cultural learning from effective collaboration and the essentials of personal and business conversation
  • The global nature of digital and social media – how can we engage with global audience and multi territory stakeholders

Panel Moderator: 
OOnagh Chan, 
Senior Consultant, Media Technology and Production

Delphine Aggoune-Soustre, International Sales Manager, WineVine.TV
Liz Ferguson, General Manager Australia and New ZealandBrave Bison 

16:45 | Closing remarks from the Chair

16:55 | End of Day One and networking drinks

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